NBA Finals: Kevin Durant appears to re-aggravate injury as he leaves Game Five

In the second quarter, the Golden State Warriors star had to be helped off the court by his team-mates and trainers as he went to the locker room.

Kevin Durant (left) in action in Game Five. Photo: AP

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant appeared to re-aggravate his calf injury in the second quarter of Game Five of the NBA Finals against Toronto Raptors.

Durant attempted to drive to the basket with a little more than 9:45 to play before half-time in Toronto, where he went down and grabbed his lower leg on Monday. The two-time Finals MVP had to be helped off the court by his team-mates and trainers as he went to the locker room.

Raptors fans initially cheered as Durant was leaving the floor. But, they quickly followed with a "KD" chant.

 

Durant strained his calf in the Warriors' Western Conference semifinal win over Houston Rockets and missed the next nine games. He returned to Golden State's line-up for the potential decisive matchup, with the Warriors trailing 3-1 in the series, and played 12 minutes before the injury.

Durant scored 11 points on three-of-five shooting and grabbed two rebounds before exiting.

The Warriors entered Game Five trailing the Raptors 3-1 in the series. They are seeking their third straight championship and fourth title in the last five seasons.